Kyle Jacobs, Kellie Pickler’s Husband, Dead from Apparent Suicide

Kyle Jacobs, a country music producer and songwriter and husband of singer Kellie Pickler, has died at the age of 49.

Police and fire officials responded to the couple’s Nashville, Tennessee home on Friday at around 1:00 p.m. local time. Jacobs was found deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, and his death is being investigated as “as an apparent suicide,” according to a statement from the Nashville Police Department (via People).

Jacobs wrote and produced music for country musicians including Garth Brooks, Lee Brice, Kelly Clarkson, Randy Travis, and Scott McCreery.

Notably, Jacobs penned Brooks’ chart-topping hit “More Than a Memory.” He also wrote four No. 1 singles for Brice, including “Hard to Love,” “I Drive Your Truck,” and “Drinking Class.”

If you or anyone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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